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Report: Arsenal players voted for team captain

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Arsenal players were asked to cast their vote for the next club captain.

Gunners defender Rob Holding revealed that Unai Emery, could not decide, and felt that it would help the team grow as a group.

He used a secret ballot to allow the players to decdied who the next captain would be.

Since the summer departure of former captain Laurent Koscienly, the team has been without a designated on the field leader.

Holding told Sky Sports events transpired, he said:

“He (Unai Emery) likes his five captains. We all did a vote the other week so we’ll see what happens and see who gets named.”

“It was just a case of writing names down and then giving them to the manager and he will go through them – obviously with his input – and we’ll see what happens.”

“I have no idea [when an announcement will be made], but there is a lot of leaders in that team who are helping each other out and pushing each other on.”

“Now that we’ve got these five captains that the manager has brought in it’s spreading the leadership group rather than having one person to dictate it.”

“You’re getting more input, it’s generating a good environment.”

Holding kept his vote a secret but reveals there are multiple candidates in his eyes.

He added:

“I love Granit in the changing room. I think he is great. He is really switched on to people being late, people using the phones. He is quick to dish out the fines.”

“I think he is a great leader and just another positive person to have in the changing room.”

“He is very demanding and makes demands of us. He puts accountability on ourselves, which is important as a leader.”

Having said all that though Holding wouldn’t mind the job himself though.

He concluded:

“We will see what happens in the next couple of weeks. If I get it, then I’ll be more than happy and honoured to do it.”

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WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (14) and team mates Granit Xhaka and David Luiz react during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)